Managed security firm Network Box has launched an intrusion prevention and detection (IDP) product designed to combine several defence tools and offer improved reporting options.
The Network Box IDP includes protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks, SQL attacks and other malware-based threats, and is provided as a managed service to reduce the administration burden on IT.
The system has been engineered so that Network Box can configure it according to an organisation's specific requirements, and on a per-interface basis, according to the firm.
"When Conficker came out customers were telling us that they wanted centralised IDP and anti-virus. It made us realise that you need to have a very adaptable and flexible way of dealing with customers," said Network Box internet security analyst Simon Heron.
Network Box IDP utilises the open-source Snort engine to create industry-standard signatures and heuristics, and the company claims to have over 10,000 IDP signatures so far.
The new offering also generates periodic reports, allowing customers to see what is going on in their environments, according to Heron. The reports are incorporated into a global monitoring system, which can be accessed from any internet-connected device.
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